Dinosaur Workshops at Withinfields Primary School
Another busy day for the teaching team at Everything Dinosaur. Our dinosaur and fossil experts were asked to visit Withinfields Primary in sunny, but cold West Yorkshire. The Nursery classes and Foundation Stage Two children had just started a topic all about dinosaurs and life in the past, so we came along to help enthuse and motivate the children. When working with a school at the start of a topic, we like to deliver what we call a “provocation session”, inspiring the teachers and children and giving them all the chance to handle fossils and to learn about dinosaurs and other amazing creatures from the past.
We do our best to answer all the questions from the children and the teaching team. One question today was really special, we were asked how big were the plates on the back of a Stegosaurus? What a super question!
How Big were the Plates on the Back of a Stegosaurus?
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Fortunately, we have lots of information about Stegosaurus (and other armoured dinosaurs for that matter). We answered the question and then gave the children one of our “pinkie palaeontologist challenges”. We asked them to work out how big the plates were and what size Stegosaurus might have grown to by using some extension resources we sent over to the school via email after we had got back to the office.
We hear the children loved looking at the fossils and learning all about Stegosaurus.